QUN862

(QRN ref: 600/3638/2)

 
Unit Code QCF389Cv3
Title Preparing and operating 360 degree excavators to excavate ground in the workplace
Level 2
Credit Value 80
Guided Learning Hours 267
Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
1 Interpret the given information relating to the preparation and use of 360 degree excavators to carry out excavating operations. 1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments and manufacturers' information.
1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
1.3 Describe the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.
1.4 Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:
– drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, and current regulations governing the operation of 360 degree excavators for excavation work.
2 Organise with others the sequence and operation in which excavating operations using 360 degree excavators are to be carried out. 2.1 Organise the work according to given information or instructions.
2.2 Describe how to communicate ideas between team members.
2.3 Organise and communicate with team members and other associated occupations.
2.4 Describe how to organise resources prior to and during excavating operations using 360 degree excavators.
3 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when carrying out excavating operations using 360 degree excavators. 3.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working:
– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
3.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
3.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
4 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and carrying out excavating operations using 360 degree excavators. 4.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements during excavating operations.
4.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when carrying out excavating operations using 360 degree excavators in relation to two or more of the following:
– safe use and storage of plant or machinery
– safe use and storage of tools and equipment
– specific risks to health.
4.3 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to 360 degree excavator use, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
– personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
4.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given working instructions.
4.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related activities.
5 Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and carry out excavating operations using 360 degree excavators. 5.1 Request and select resources associated with 360 degree excavators in relation to consumables, materials, attachments, tools and ancillary equipment.
5.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources, and how they should be used correctly, relating to:
– consumables, lubricants and fuels
– attachments and excavation aids
– hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories
5.3 Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
5.4 Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
5.5 Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
5.6 Describe how to identify quantity, weight, length and area associated with the method/procedures to carry out excavating operations using 360 degree excavators.
6 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and excavating materials. 6.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
6.2 Prevent damage and maintain a clean work space.
6.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
6.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
6.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
7 Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and excavating materials. 7.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
7.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and describe why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
– types of progress charts, timetables and estimated times
– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
8 Comply with the given contract information to excavate materials using 360 degree excavators to the required specification. 8.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing for and excavating ground using 360 degree excavators:
– checking, adjusting, communicating, operating, manoeuvring, positioning, excavating, measuring and removing.
8.2 Use and maintain hand tools, ancillary equipment and/or accessories.
8.3 Prepare, position, set up and operate 360 degree excavators to given working instructions to:
– excavate a variety of ground
– load or stockpile excavated loose materials.
8.4 Shut down and secure 360 degree excavators.
8.5 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
– identify the characteristics of the 360 degree excavator used for excavating operations
– carry out function checks for excavation work
– identify the area to be excavated
– prepare, set up and adjust for operational requirements
– carry out pre-operational checks for obstructions, stability, safety and security of the work and surrounding area
– identify geological, environmental and material changes and report
– check to avoid damage to structures and utilities service apparatus
8.6 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:– recognise and determine when specific skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
– excavate accurately to line and level
– form stockpiles
– use equipment to gauge and measure
– be on the public highway
– excavate, remove and load materials safely and securely
– shut down and secure the 360 degree excavator
– use hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories.
8.7 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing for and carrying out excavating operations.
8.8 Describe how to maintain the plant and machinery, hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories used to excavate materials.

 

Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unit n/a
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) n/a
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate) This unit must be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with:
– the Additional Requirements for Qualifications using the title NVQ in QCF
– the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

This unit must be assessed against one of the endorsements detailed below:

Excavator 360 degree below 10 tonne tracked
Excavator 360 degree below 10 tonne wheeled
Excavator 360 degree above 10 tonne tracked
Excavator 360 degree above 10 tonne wheeled


Unit reference number H/506/4278
Exemption(s) for this unit n/a